One good thing to know if you’re a firefox person: visit
about:config and poke
around, configuring things.
Here’s what happened today: I was watching a youtube video while browsing Twitter via Tweetbot. I clicked a link, which opened a new tab, pushing my video into the background. I diligently clicked the video’s tab to bring it back to the foreground so I could continue passively watching it while browsing twitter.
Then I clicked another link, and instinctively clicked the video’s tab to bring it back into the foreground again.
By the third time I did this, I realized I really wished there was a setting to
automatically open tabs in the background. I tried googling it, but wasn’t
really finding anything. So I checked
about:config and searched through for
“background”. The screen is a list of every configuration you can control.
Many of them are boolean attributes, which can be toggled by simply double
clicking the attribute.
I saw one,
browser.tabs.loadDivertedInBackground;false and thought “hmm,
maybe?” At this point, I’m not certain there’s even a configuration that does
this, but I try toggling it… and … click a link from a tweet… and…
It did what I wanted. Sweet.